Ultimate Godiva Day Part 2: Seattle

On Sunday my girlfriends and I took a ferry from Lopez back to Anacortes and drove straight on to Lynwood. Alderwood is our favorite mall, housing several of our favorite stores that unfortunately have yet to come north. The two most important of these stores of course being Nordstrom’s and Godiva.

There was plenty of shopping done before lunch, too much, really, and it’s a good thing I’d just gotten my tax return or I’d be in some serious trouble. I did get some fabulous new shoes in the process though, so I consider it a win. Speaking of spending money — the pictures most likely make it look like we have more than we actually do, we were, in fact, only able to stay at the hotel because we found a good deal online and split it four ways. The service at the hotel was impeccable though, and worth every penny.

There are a few more pictures on this post than the last one because I simply could not stop taking them. The city is gorgeous at night and even though we didn’t eat anywhere particularly special (perhaps I should do a blog post on my birthday — I wasn’t blogging in December so I haven’t yet shared my thoughts on that amazing Seattle restaurant) I still got a few food shots in.

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Ultimate Godiva Day Part 1: Lopez Island*

If you don’t know what Godiva Day is, see my earlier post here.  Because there would be far too much to describe, I’m limiting word count and letting the pictures speak for themselves.  This was a truly decadent weekend filled with amazing food, a gorgeous home, an island getaway, a five star hotel, fashion, shopping, and fun.

This first post is of Friday, the night before we left, and Saturday, which was the day we took the ferry from Anacortes to Lopez Island.  We were so grateful to be able to get away, truly away, for a day where we experienced an amazing breakfast in Bellingham and some delicious home cooking on Lopez.  I haven’t slept that good in ages — it was so serenely quiet and totally dark it was unlike anywhere I’ve ever been.

Because we stayed at someone’s house (which was truly gorgeous — we all agreed that if money were no issue we’d buy it in a heartbeat) and I don’t want to invade their privacy I’ll refrain from posting pictures of the inside of the home, however I will let you see some of the beautiful views we experienced, and of course the food.


Thai House (Bellingham)
Thai House (Bellingham)
Thai House (Bellingham)


Avellino (Bellingham)
On Lopez Island
Raspberry Framboise
The View From The House
Lasagna & Salad

*This post has been pre-dated because, of course, I was predisposed on Sunday evening.